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Employee Alarm Systems Employee Alarm Systems Checklist

Employee Alarm Systems YesNo
1. Is the emergency preparedness plan reviewed and revised periodically?
Does each employee know the following? YesNo
1. How to report an emergency.
2. The type and meaning of each emergency alarm or signal. The employee alarm system must use a distinctive signal for each purpose and comply with the requirements in 29 CFR 1910.165. [29 CFR 1910.38(d)]
3. Evacuation routes
4. Assembly areas
5. First aid / medical kit locations
6. Alarm pull box locations
Are the following emergency phone numbers posted? YesNo
1. Local fire department
2. Hospitals and ambulances
3. Police departments
4. Emergency response team
5. Emergency agencies
6. Is the employee alarm system recognizable and perceptible in all areas during emergency conditions?
7. Are employee alarm systems properly maintained and tested regularly?
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